|Sent on:||Saturday, June 2, 2012 11:47 PM|
Let me introduce you to our NEW name: Seattle Asian Social Meetup Group!
As some of you know, the Seattle Asian Professionals Meetup Group changed management earlier this year. Our original founder, Vivian, did a wonderful job over the years growing the group and maintaining it. A big and hearty "thank you" to Vivian!
As they say..."all things change" and this is one of those times. However, it's not a major change! In fact, it's really less of a change and more of a clarification. :-P For a long time, I have often been asked by people if they are allowed to come even though they are not a "professional" (since they are a "student" or a "stay-at-home" or a "blue collar" worker). The answer, of course, has always been that EVERYONE is welcome and it is not just for "professionals"!
In fact, there is a great organization for Asian American professionals with a thriving Seattle area chapter called NAAAP (http://seattle.naaap.org). If you are a "professional" looking for business networking, I highly recommend this organization.
However, OUR group - even though it had the "professional" label in its name - has always been more of a social group. One of the things that I have always loved about OUR group is that the events are always casual, intimate, and friendly. It's always been made up of some of Seattle's friendliest and most down-to-earth people who are always welcoming of new people from all backgrounds of life.
In order to better represent what this group has been for a long time, I have decided to rename the group to the Seattle Asian Social Meetup Group. I think that it better fits the casual and friendly spirit of our group!
I don't expect to make many other changes to this group...why fix what ain't broke, right? :-)
I do hope to reinvigorate this group so that there are more events and activities. I welcome your suggestions and especially would welcome anyone who would be willing to help out!!
Note that I have added yet another of our very popular potlucks on June 24th! We used to have these 4 or 5 times a year, but they have become so popular that we are going to try to have them monthy! We typically get 30 to 40 members attending the potlucks. Our Chinese New Year potluck had almost 90 people!!
I look forward to seeing everyone at our events. And, please, tell your friends about us!
PS - If you would like to send me comments or volunteer to help out with organizing our events, please contact me at: [address removed]